Manchester is a very small village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 2,163 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Manchester is the 344th largest community in Michigan.
Manchester real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although Manchester house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Manchester is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Manchester is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Manchester who work in management occupations (12.14%), office and administrative support (11.62%), and business and financial occupations (8.33%).
Also of interest is that Manchester has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.36% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Manchester is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Manchester a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Manchester has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Manchester’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Manchester, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.51 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The education level of Manchester citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.69% of adults in Manchester have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Manchester in 2018 was $36,938, which is wealthy relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $147,752 for a family of four. However, Manchester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Manchester home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Manchester residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Manchester include German, Irish, English, Polish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Manchester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.